Jul 4, 2011 4:30am EDT
for the big fireworks display and the concert on the mall. there could be an interruption from a brief passing thunderstorm. then after that, we'll have any storminess dissipating by midnight. by this time tomorrow morning, partly cloudy. a look at the rest of the week and into the weekend in about ten minutes. now let's check traffic. danella, how's it looking? >> possible storms not good news. right now the traffic is great news. i'm checking the roadways for you. d.c., your roadways are looking excellent. i don't see any incidents to report. i want to show you montgomery county first. this is 495 and connecticut avenue. if you're traveling the beltway, the beltway in maryland and virginia, it's a clear ride for you this morning as we check out 395. this is north of edsall road. 395 north and south, checking the lanes for you, checking the roadways, and it is a smooth commute as we make our way to d.c. right now, rhode island avenue and south dakota. it is smooth for you as well. great news on the roadways. back to you. >> 4:35 is the time. still to come, a nod to chesapeake bay. the ranking
Jul 5, 2011 4:30am EDT
. and then there was the security we could not see. >> the big differences are things we're not going to go into. we've introduced some real good technology things here. so the strongest security is the security you don't see. >> reporter: this was the first major event in d.c. since the killing of osama bin laden. recently homeland security warned of al qaeda chatter about attacks on dates symbolic to americans. there were no major incidents monday. the stepped up security did not seem to bother anyone here. the kids danced, and some even reflected on what the day is really about. >> it's the time how we got our freedom from the british people. >> it's to celebrate america. >> reporter: and what a celebration it was. park police said everyone seemed to be well behaved. there were only five arrests. d.c. fire and ems said their day was also manageable. from the washington monument, craig melvin, "news 4 today." >> the first family watched the fireworks display in the company of the men and women of the military and their families. they thanked them for their work and promised the full support of the nation. >> i'